Little Buddha (1999) USA/Italy
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Director:Bernardo Bertolucci
Studio:Miramax
Producer:Jeremy Thomas
Writer:Rudy Wurlitzer
Rating:4.0 (83 votes)
Rated:PG
Date Added:2010-02-22
ASIN:6305428360
UPC:9786305428367
Price:$9.99
Genre:Art House & International
Release:1999-08-03
Duration:123
Picture Format:Widescreen
Aspect Ratio:2.35:1
Sound:Dolby
Languages:English
Subtitles:English
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Bernardo Bertolucci  ...  (Director)
Rudy Wurlitzer  ...  (Writer)
 
Keanu Reeves  ...  
Bridget Fonda  ...  
Ruocheng Ying  ...  
Chris Isaak  ...  
Alex Wiesendanger  ...  
Vittorio Storaro  ...  Cinematographer
Pietro Scalia  ...  Editor
Tags: Buddhism Drama USA Course

Summary: In many ways "Little Buddha" is a companion piece to Bernardo Bertolucci's "The Last Emperor". A beautiful travelogue and history lesson unfolds in the two parts of this film: a historical text of Siddhartha (Keanu Reeves) and the contemporary quest of Lama Norbu (Ying Ruocheng), who believes he has found the reincarnation of his former teacher in a Seattle child. The ancient, magical tales sweep away the blasé contemporary action. Ruocheng's presence drives the story of discovery as the child learns about the teachings of Buddhism. A visual feast that will dazzle both young and old. In fact, were it not a religious icon, the youngsters might want Siddhartha dolls after viewing his magical on-screen adventures. Beautiful cinematography by Vittorio Storaro. "--Doug Thomas"